Gallery Baton is delighted to announce Project Exhibition, ‘Resonance’ from 24th January to 10th February in Apgujeong, Seoul. In this show, Germaine Kruip (b. 1970) introduces a piece, Untitle Circle Cooper (2016) which will be installed onto one of the exhibition walls. Its meticulously polished elliptical cooper panel and peculiar spotlight would offer a meditative experience, in stark contrast to the static exhibition space.
The cooper plate creates an projected image by reflecting light onto the exhibition wall and this imagery emits a glow in a similar form to the sun. In addition, inlaid perpendicular lines on the panel’s surface tightly and vertically cross the reflected image, adding a sense of reality and motion to ‘the Light Sphere’. Especially, since the level of brightness in the installation space is intentionally maintained in a dark state, colours and materiality contained in ‘the Light Sphere’ stand out and consequently draw spectators’ contemplation. Through this, the viewers encounter diverse psychological responses such as meditation, silence and the sublime.
Kruip’s practice evokes an impression of Abstract Art and Minimalism in terms of its conformation, yet it inherits a spiritual tradition regarding its concepts; it features tension and relation occurred between physical appearance and spirit. The object’s intrinsic neat colour tone and its simple shape which reveals the original corporeality of the medium, ultimately highlight meanings and fundamental nature of the figure. Accordingly, this kinetic work of art completed by light, motion and geometric motifs expands possibilities and spectrums of abstraction. The installation not only demonstrates its outstanding formative aspects, but also attains a remarkable aesthetic sense through a harmony of the object and its reflection, shades and phantasmal visions caused by artificial lighting and natural radiance. By proficiently dealing with even the external realm of the object, Kruip triggers a dramatic effect which transforms both the piece and its domain into a certain stage and furthermore she builds a spiritual and meditative space stimulating human perception.
Germain Kruip was born in Castricum, Nederland and studied at Das Arts and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. She has drawn worldwide attention by presenting a wide range of genres including sculpture, architecture and performance at numerous international museums and art events, such as Stedelijk Museum, Biennale of Sydney, Art Basel and Frieze Art Fair.
Press release courtesy Gallery Baton.